Samode Haveli

Tucked away in the old city of Jaipur, the 300-year-old former home of the royal family is an amalgam of exquisite Rajput-Mughal architecture, Mughal-style gardens, graceful terraces, beautifully decorated courtyards with hand-painted frescos, and intricate mirror work in the rooms. The owners, who are descendants of the royal family, still reside in the upper floors of the haveli shuttling between their other royal residences, the Samode Palace and Samode Bagh. The lower floors have been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel welcoming global travellers with open arms. The family has meticulously preserved their heritage abode and the hotel features many of the original artefacts that are seamlessly integrated with the highest level of luxury and comfort. Timeless beauty, captivating stories and warm Rajput hospitality beckons guests to an immersive experience of royal grandeur.


Samode Haveli lies in the heart of the walled city of Jaipur Rajasthan. The hotel is about 17 km from the Jaipur airport and 6 km from the Jaipur railway station.

Things to know

  • Popular tourist sites like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar are just a stone’s throw away from the Samode Haveli.
  • Do not miss the evening performance of traditional Rajasthani music and dance.
  • Many of the activities like the morning walk and kite flying in the evening offer guests a glimpse of authentic Jaipur culture.
  • Partake in the royal Rajasthani food including the traditional hunting delicacies.
  • One of the few hotels in Jaipur that have its own bawri (step-well), traditionally used for drinking water and irrigation. The step-well looks spectacular at night when it’s decorated with hundreds of earthen lamps

Rooms & Suites

This boutique hotel houses deluxe rooms and suites, each boasts its own unique design, décor, layout, furniture and style. The plush suites are large and feature a luxurious living room that leads you to a bedroom attached with a powder room and en-suite bathroom featuring Victorian baths and showers. The Sheesh Mahal Suite inspired by the Sheesh Mahal at the City Palace is one of the most opulent of the suites with mirror work and frescoes adorning the walls and ceiling.

Restaurants & Bars

The Samode Haveli is renowned for its impressive menus of traditional and local delicacies as well as the royal family food dishes and meat dishes. In the days of the yore most of the meat was game, which is no longer the case but the recipes remain unchanged. The traditional game delicacies include Laal Maas, Junglee Mass, and Khad Murgh. Guests are usually entertained with live instrumental sessions during dinner.


Spa & Wellness

Guests can rejuvenate in the state-of-the-art spa with a curated spa menu offering a full range of body treatments and massages. There’s also a modern, fully equipped fitness centre and steam room.


Guests have access to several facilities such as a library, a gym, a spa, and a swimming pool. The hotel also facilitates guests in arranging trips and tailor-made excursions like morning walks through the Pink City and cycling tours.

Sustainability and Responsible Tourism

Samode Haveli supports the local community and employs most of its staff locally. Samode Haveli is a stunning example of Indo-Saracenic architecture in Jaipur. It was built in the 18th century by the Samode family, who were a powerful clan of Rajput nobles. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this Haveli has been home to the Samode family for centuries.

  • This Haveli is a two-story building with a central courtyard. Samode Haveli was built in a style that is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The Mughal influence is evident in the use of domes and arches, while the Rajasthani influence is evident in the use of bright colours and intricate decorations.
  • Here’s the timeline: In 1740, Samode Haveli was built by Rawal Sheo Singhji. In 1998, it was converted into a hotel. But the fact that this Haveli is studded with colourful places is my favourite feature.
  • In Samode Haveli, the colours create a sense of warmth and opulence. The Haveli is dotted with colours for a number of reasons. First, the use of bright colours is a traditional feature of Rajasthani architecture. The colours often represent different aspects of life, such as the seasons, the elements, or religious beliefs.
  • Second, the colours highlight the intricate details of Haveli’s architecture. The colours help to bring these details to life and make them more visually appealing. Finally, the colours create a sense of contrast which in turn creates a sense of energy and excitement.
  • Red represents passion and power. Green is for tranquillity and growth. Blue represents the sky, the ocean, and infinity, and can be often spotted in the Haveli’s decorations of the ceilings. These colours in the Samode Haveli create a vibrant space that is both visually stunning and culturally significant.